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Old 10th October 2011, 09:31 PM
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How to properly eject / remove hotswappable sata drive?

Hi,
I found this article: http://blog.shadypixel.com/safely-re...ives-in-linux/

It explains how to properly unmount, eject and remove hdd drives from linux machines.
The issue is that I can't find scsiadd tool for Fedora.

What is the correct and proper way to unmount and remove hotswappable sata drives with fedora tools?

Cheers,
Valent.

---------- Post added at 09:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:33 PM ----------

Is scsiadd really necessary ?

I tried using umount then eject but I get this error:
eject: device "/dev/sdb" doesn't have a removable or hotpluggable flag

Aren't all sata drives removable and hotpluggable?
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Old 10th October 2011, 09:41 PM
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Re: How to properly eject / remove hotswappable sata drive?

Hello,

On USB drives I have only umount when I am completed then unplug the USN cable.
I have never done anything else.
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Old 10th October 2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: How to properly eject / remove hotswappable sata drive?

Dude you are asking for data corruption issues
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Old 11th October 2011, 05:19 PM
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Re: How to properly eject / remove hotswappable sata drive?

I have done it that way for about two years now.
I use USB sata drive for backups.
I turn it on, backup my data, when complete I umount drive and turn it off without a problem.
I do not know if there is a safe way to remove an USB/Plug and play drive other than umount which stops all data writing. To me it is like (almost) turning off the server. everything is unmounted before powering down.
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